The Dominican Republic has acquired the reputation of one of the world’s major resorts. Tourists associate the Dominican Republic mainly with ice cubes clinking in glasses full of mouth-watering drinks, nice evening parties, and crystal clean beaches. Apart from being a preferred resort, the Dominican Republic is recognized to be an important destination for the poker community.
Currently, poker enthusiasts flock the streets of the paradise-like Punta Cana to personally experience the emotion of participating in one of the biggest live poker festivals this year – the partypoker Carribean Poker Party. The $25,500 MILLIONS Super High Roller is underway with 6 poker hopefuls going into the closing stage of the event. Sam Trickett from the United Kingdom headlines what had left of the official final table, closely followed by Canadian poker pro Sam Greenwood.
The 43-player field contained luminaries, who demonstrated accomplished poker skills and determination to win. Due to the great interest in the event, the guaranteed prize pool of $1 million was blown out of the water to reach $1,042,750. Eventually, the field has been cut down to just 6 players. All of the remaining players will make the money, with a min-cash worth $50,000 and first-place prize a cool $400,000.
The player who topped the pack of survivors is Sam Trickett. He bagged a stack of 11,000,000 worth in chips a few minutes before the clock announced the end of Day 1. Locked in an all-in confrontation against Bryn Kenney and Alex Foxen, Trickett managed to win the pot, which propelled him at the top of the counts. Kenney was eliminated in 8th place. The money bubble burst with the elimination of Alex Foxen in 7th place, whose hopes to shave off a prize from the tournament were derailed.
Trickett’s extensive poker portfolio is a proof of his professionalism. The player’s total live earnings currently amount to $20,635,375. Trickett collected his largest-ever live cash of $10,112,001 for his runner-up performance in The Big One for One Drop in 2012. The player has scored multiple in-the-money finishes, which rocketed him on top of England’s all-time money list.
The Canadian Presence on the Final Table
Trickett is not the only one who is making headlines in the tournament. Sam Greenwood’s name also emerged from the sounds as the only Canadian player on the final table. Greenwood is the other imposing presence on the final table. He is to enter the closing stage of the $25,500 MILLIONS Super High Roller as the second-biggest stack. He catapulted his starting stack to a chip castle of 8,850,000. Greenwood is recognized as one of the most accomplished Canadian poker players. This statement does not rely on exaggerated pathos. The player’s rich poker career with live tournament winnings currently standing at $5,541,783.
The final 6 players are set to return later today. The cluster of players will have the hard task to determine the winner of $25,500 MILLIONS Super High Roller event.